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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

More Information
University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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University Police
(870) 972-2093

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The majority of the information below pertains to undergraduate students, as indicated. For specific information regarding graduate-level students, contact the Graduate School.

Important Dates for May 2015 Graduation

Undergraduate Online Intent to Graduate Form Due: Friday, January 16 (Friday after classes begin)

When the online intent form is completed, an automatic email is sent to your campus email account, notifying you of the receipt and directing you to the Undergraduate Graduation Tracker. If you HAVE NOT filled out the intent form, please do so IMMEDIATELY, as you will not be included in any reporting if not coded. If an intent form has not been submitted by January 16, it will need to be submitted by the advisor, attached to the checksheet. Intent forms submitted late may result in the graduate’s name not appearing in the Commencement Program. In addition, the diploma and final transcript will also be delayed. 

For additional information on the online intent to graduate form, please click here. If you are having difficulty submitting the intent form, please contact the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration at (870) 972-2031 or by email at graduation@astate.edu.

Any student that files an Intent to Graduate Application but DOES NOT graduate during that same semester will be required to pay the graduation fee when filing the application again.

Undergraduate Checksheets Due: Friday, January 23

Once the intent form is completed, your advisor will be informed that your checksheet is needed. These are the responsibility of the advisor, and must come directly from the department. Students SHOULD NOT submit checksheets to our office.

Undergraduate Graduation Fee

This fee is required of ALL graduating students, even if you do not participate in the ceremony. The $45 fee covers the processing of the paperwork, the printing of the Commencement Program, the Diploma and cover, as well as the attire. This fee will be processed once the online intent form is completed.

For additional information on the online intent to graduate form, please click here

Online Undergraduate Intent Form

The Undergraduate online intent form can be submitted through Self Service. Instructions for the process can be found here.

Graduation Tracker for Undergraduate Students

Please visit the ASU myCampus portal to access the graduation tracker. The graduation tracker provides personal data on your graduation status. Visit the tracker today to see your information.  Students will have access to the tracker after their intent card is coded in the system.  Once the intent card is coded, students will receive an automated email acknowledging receipt.

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Questions about Graduation?

If you have any questions, you may contact the graduation coordinator, Steve Nichols at cnichols@astate.edu in the office of Admissions, Records and Registration for Bachelor & Associate degrees. You may contact Michelle McGinnis mmcginnis@astate.edu in Graduate School for Graduate level degrees.

Upcoming Graduations

Date and Time:
Saturday, May 9, 10:00 A.M. and 2:30 P.M.

Location: Convocation Center

10:00 A.M. Ceremony
College of Education
College of Fine Arts
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Media and Communications
University College

2:30 P.M. Ceremony
College of Agriculture
College of Business
College of Engineering
College of Nursing and Health Professions
College of Sciences and Mathematics

Military Commissioning Service

Date and Time: Friday, March 8, 3:00 P.M.

Location: TBA

Picking Up Your Diploma

Diplomas can be picked up immediately following the ceremony in the multipurpose room. Diplomas will NOT be mailed to third parties including family members, unless written consent is provided.

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Replacement Diplomas

To obtain a replacement diploma or minor, please see the page below. There is a fee to obtain a replacement and it cannot be scanned and/or mailed electronically.

Replacement Diplomas >>
Commencement DVD

If you would be interested in ordering a DVD of the graduation ceremony please see the link below:

DVD Order Form >>